Country Kids 23rd September 2017

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 -

Welcome to Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

Country Kids is the original outdoor family fun linky designed to: 

“Encourage family fun outdoors, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life”

Welcome back if you are a regular to Country Kids and if you are new please join in. You will find plenty of inspiration for enjoying outdoor space and please do share your own adventures. We support the National Trust 100 things to do before you are 11¾ along with all other ideas for family fun outside. 

Welcome to Country Kids 23.9.17

 Making the most of living by the sea.   

Time at the seaside defies the seasons. This was us enjoying a day a couple of weeks ago but it could so easily be any time of year with no falling leaves to define the season.  Blue space is revitalizing and I fully intent to keep coming back as winter approaches, even if wellies and jumpers replace t-shirts and flip flops. Fingers crossed you are finding some outdoor fun this season too with an adventurer or two to share on the link up below. 

Guidelines for Joining in: 

  • Post must be predominantly outdoors such as in the garden, the park, the woods or the beach with crafting, learning, exploring or playing.
    • Despite the title, both countryside and urban outdoor adventures are welcome.
    • Unheated covered areas like a barn or tent count as outdoors.
  •  Please comment on my host post and a minimum of 3 others of your choice.
    • If you use #CountryKids when commenting the post owner will know where your found them and hopefully come back to visit your post.
  • Please take my badge, without it you won’t be considered for winning the lovely Rockfish Wellies.
  • Linked posts should be written and made live within the last 2 months.
    • I understand sometimes you need to do catch up posts and write about something from a couple of months ago but the publish date should be within 2 months.
  • By joining in with Country Kids you’re giving me permission to email you weekly as a reminder.
  • There is no restriction on the number of posts that can be linked up, however please be sensible, if you have more than 3 consider linking over a few weeks.

My top commenters from last week:

  1. Emma from The Joy of Five who commented on 17 posts.
  2. Louise from Little Hearts Big Love who commented on 14 posts.
  3. Michelle from Mummy from the Heart who commented on 12 posts. 

We have no bloggers link dumping this week, although do remember I comment count on Thursday after lunch so get your comments in before then if you want them to be counted.

Rockfish kindly sponsor Country Kids 

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

You Could Win with Rockfish Wellies and Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

I am delighted to have Rockfish as the sponsor for Country Kids. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish quality wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. Keep your posts coming, it could be you winning next!

For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here. 

 

Favourite posts from last week added to the shortlist for winning the September Rockfish Wellies:

Top Commenter : Emma from The Joy of Five. 

Mad House Family Reviews takes us through some beautiful old towns in Brittany

World of Country Life has something for everyone as shared by Zen Baby Travel

Country Kids Communities 

I’d love you to join me: 

Pin on the Pinterest Board Just ask for an invite to pin and include Country Kids on your pins for me to stop by on your boards too.

Follow Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays’s board Country Kids  from Coombe Mill on Pinterest.

 

Join the growing Country Kids Instagram Community with #CountryKidsFun.

I'll like and comment on all and share my favourites from the week with a tag on a Friday on Instagram and Twitter. With over 6390 posts this community is flourishing with outdoors photos.

My favourite photos from the week came from @craftsonsea@peacockfeather, @dear_mummy & @pixiedusk. Please do check out these lovely folk on Instagram if you are not already following

#countrykidsfun featured images of the week from @craftsonsea @peacockfeather @dear_mummy @pixiedusk thank you for all the lovely outdoor tags this week. Please keep them coming. Remember #countrykids will be open from midnight for all outdoor fun blog posts too. #zipwire #nationaltrust #forest #countryside #outdoorsandhappy #funseekingkids #explorerkids #outdoorkids #beach

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There is still time to enter to WIN your Christmas with us. Head on over to our Facebook page to enter.  

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Crazy Golf from Brighton to Coombe Mill

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 -

Over the summer holidays we took a family trip for a few days mid week to stay with Nick’s Mum in Sussex. When we come here Brighton is always a favourite place for the kids to visit. The pebbly beaches, shopping and pier are a huge draw to my teens. Heading into town on our first day Farmer Nick had something new he wanted to try out, crazy golf. We have played in the past and always enjoyed it but this time was slightly different, we are seriously looking at a crazy golf course for the farm and this was to be not only a fun game in teams but also a fact finding mission for what we would need.

Crazy Golf Brighton to Coombe Mill

Crazy Golf in Teams at Brighton

WE split ourselves into two teams as we were too many to play all together. I was on a team with the triplets and I must say the shouting, cheering, accusing and competitive drive reached fever point on each hole. You would have thought their lives depended on the game; however despite this they all agreed it was great fun.

 

Playing Crazy Golf at Brighton Seafront

 

There were several out of bounds balls requiring fence leaping and fishing in ponds to continue play!

 

Guy fishing for lost golf balls

 

My favourite moment was Jed claiming his hole in one!

Hole in One at Crazy Golf for Jed

Farmer Nick spent as much time analysing the flooring, height of the surrounds, materials, features and complexity of each hole in preparation for making our own version at Coombe Mill.

 

Features on the crazy golf course at Brighton Seafront

Crazy Golf at Coombe Mill

We may be some way off the cleverly made course in Brighton, but Nick has terraced the orchard with his beloved digger in preparation for creating our very own Coombe Mill Crazy Golf.

 

 

We have kept all our Facebook followers guessing over the purpose of the new terracing, but I’m hoping you’ll agree it will be a fun use of a wasted slope. I can’t wait to move this project on. Fingers crossed I will have something to share by next summer.

 I’m thinking fairies & gnomes in the woods for our theme rather than the Pirates of Brighton. What do you think?   

 

 

Come and see how we are getting on this Christmas. Head on over to Facebook and WIN your family Christmas with us.

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Blade and Rose Autumn Range 2017

Posted on September 18th, 2017 -

Every now and then I come across a company that meets real consumer demand, fits with Coombe Mill and are a pleasure to work with. Blade and Rose is my latest discovery that totally fills this description. They make adorable clothing and gifts for tots that is distinctive and practical, easy to wear and stylish. Apart from the gorgeous clothes the family ownership of the business makes it feel very like Coombe Mill to me and the drive and passion in what they do is obvious. I have been lucky enough to receive the cutest leggings, top and socks all in a coordinating sheep theme. My Great Nephew is now the proud owner of these after modelling them while staying with us here on the farm. Read on to find out why I’m so excited to share this range and for a chance to win a set for the little one in your life.

 

Win Blade & Rose Autumn collection 2017

Little sheep chaser on the farm

Dressed for the farm in his Blade and Rose themed sheep chasing outfit there was no stopping my nephew as he raced from one animal to the next, drove the tractor and tested out the play equipment.  I think he was the best dressed of us all, not only was he warm and snug in the autumn morning sun but the super soft cotton rich leggings and top have enough stretch to make them perfect for clambering around the farm.

 

Wearing Blade & Rose on the farm

 

Need to Know facts for Blade and Rose autumn clothing sets

Price per Set £29.45 made up of leggings £10, top £13.95 socks £5.50
Stockists

Independent shops in the North of England

Online at the Blade & Rose website

Range

48 original designs to mix and match 

Size 0 – 4 years
Material

Cotton with 5% spandex and 20% nylon in the leggings & socks

Tops cotton with 5% elastane 

 

 

 

 

 

Win your choice of leggings, top & socks from Blade and Rose autumn collection with Coombe Mill

If you have a child age 0 – 4 in mind who would like one of these lovely sets why not enter to win by following the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Blade and Rose Autumn outfit

Disclosure

We were sent our sheep leggings, cloud top and matching socks to review however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Blue Space for Mental Wellbeing

Posted on September 16th, 2017 -

To me there is nothing quite like the feeling of salt in my hair and sand in my toes. The seaside offers a freedom all of its own. I listen to the sound of the sea lapping against the rocks, children’s laughter and seagulls chatter and my mind clears. It is uplifting, stress relieving and heaps of fun. Even the news has been filled with the new phenomenon of Blue Space.  Psychologists and doctors are discovering what I have always known; visiting the seaside is good for mind and body. What is good for me is good for my kids too. From tiny tots the beach has been a favourite day out and now as teens this remains the case. The sea has a calling for us all.

Over the past couple of weeks I have been making a real effort to take every opportunity to visit the beach. After school, weekends and even just with my eldest kids ahead of the new term at college and University. My working day is somehow more productive with a few hours out at the beach. I’m a big believer in the new Blue Space and will happily work late into the night after some fresh sea air. It really is more than just pie in the sky. If my photos make you crave some blue space too then maybe a trip to the seaside could be just what’s needed.

Discovering hidden inlets

Blue space for Mental Wellbeing

Lifeguards helping keep blue space a safe space

 

lifeguard bodyboard at the beach

 

Blue space brings out healthy playfulness in kids

beach play leaping over castle making

 

Seeing beauty in the ordinary features at the beach

 

seaweed at the beach

The waves are calling

 

Freedom of Blue Space running into the waves at the seaside.

The sea is at its warmest in autumn and it is a beautiful time of year to visit Cornwall. We have beaches from just 20 minutes drive from Coombe Mill so why not combine some therapeutic green space on the farm blue space at the beach.  We always extend our sea swimming to Christmas Day. If you are up for Christmas on the farm and a dollop of sea air why not enter to WIN a family Christmas with us over on our Facebook Page. 

 

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Country Kids 16th September

Posted on September 15th, 2017 -

Welcome to Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

Country Kids is the original outdoor family fun linky designed to: 

“Encourage family fun outdoors, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life”

Welcome back if you are a regular to Country Kids and if you are new please join in. You will find plenty of inspiration for enjoying outdoor space and please do share your own adventures. We support the National Trust 100 things to do before you are 11¾ along with all other ideas for family fun outside. 

Country Kids 16.9.17

 Slipping into Routine

So September marches on, routine is taking over in our house with school runs and clubs and I’m guessing we are not the only ones.  Thankfully I have my eldest home from Uni for one last week and he and Amber are covering the routine here while Farmer Nick and I are in Greece. I’ll still be checking in to catch up on your adventures on the link up below. 

Guidelines for Joining in: 

  • Post must be predominantly outdoors such as in the garden, the park, the woods or the beach with crafting, learning, exploring or playing.
    • Despite the title, both countryside and urban outdoor adventures are welcome.
    • Unheated covered areas like a barn or tent count as outdoors.
  •  Please comment on my host post and a minimum of 3 others of your choice.
    • If you use #CountryKids when commenting the post owner will know where your found them and hopefully come back to visit your post.
  • Please take my badge, without it you won’t be considered for winning the lovely Rockfish Wellies.
  • Linked posts should be written and made live within the last 2 months.
    • I understand sometimes you need to do catch up posts and write about something from a couple of months ago but the publish date should be within 2 months.
  • By joining in with Country Kids you’re giving me permission to email you weekly as a reminder.
  • There is no restriction on the number of posts that can be linked up, however please be sensible, if you have more than 3 consider linking over a few weeks.

My top commenters from last week:

  1. Susan from Susan K Mann who commented on 22 posts.
  2. Louise from Little Hearts, Big Love & Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One who commented on 14 posts.
  3. Dawn from Dear Mummy Blog  & Anne from Raisie Bay who commented on 11 posts.

I would also like to say a massive thank you to Emma over at Bubba Blue and Me, who’s currently undergoing a blog transfer and removed her post in the middle of the week but still did a total of 12 comments! 

We have no bloggers link dumping this week, although do remember I comment count on Thursday after lunch so get your comments in before then if you want them to be counted.

Rockfish kindly sponsor Country Kids 

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

You Could Win with Rockfish Wellies and Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

I am delighted to have Rockfish as the sponsor for Country Kids. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish quality wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. Keep your posts coming, it could be you winning next!

For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here. 

 

Favourite posts from last week added to the shortlist for winning the September Rockfish Wellies:

Top Commenter :

I loved reliving our annual nature raft race along the river here at Coombe Mill through the eyes of Mummy Needs Wine

Staying on the river theme I loved all the summer wild river swimming over at Four Acorns

Country Kids Communities 

I’d love you to join me: 

Pin on the Pinterest Board Just ask for an invite to pin and include Country Kids on your pins for me to stop by on your boards too.

Follow Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays’s board Country Kids  from Coombe Mill on Pinterest.

 

Join the growing Country Kids Instagram Community with #CountryKidsFun.

I'll like and comment on all and share my favourites from the week with a tag on a Friday on Instagram and Twitter. With over 6295 posts this community is flourishing with outdoors photos.

My favourite photos from the week came from  @cardiffmummysays @themumzilla @home.corner.stories @flip_flops_or_wellies.. Please do check out these lovely folk on Instagram if you are not already following

#countrykidsfun featured images for the week from @cardiffmummysays @themumzilla @home.corner.stories @flip_flops_or_wellies. Remember #CountryKids link up is open from midnight on the blog for all your outdoor fun posts. Thank you to everyone who joined in the community this week. Please keep the photos coming. Happy weekend 😊

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